Thursday, July 20, 2006

Looking At Things

A different way of looking at things
a hearing, a feeling of soft-beating wings
a vision of living as leaf on a tree
or fish in the heart of the deepest of seas
or flea on a beggar, or jewel on a king.

Taste the sweet air where the violets cling,
smell melting ice for the first touch of spring.
Deep in your heart, you feel there might be
a different way of looking at things.

Have you ever heard what the hummingbird sings?
Have you drunk from the wineglass and then made it ring?
Have you ever thought with your ears you could see
the things no-one said but you know have to be?
The most precious treasure a poem can bring—
a different way of looking at things.

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